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Fishermen granted more time to fish

Sat, 14 Dec 2013


Scallop fishermen are being granted a two week pass to fish for the sought after shellfish in Ramsey Bay.

The trawlers can operate a small stretch in the fisheries management zone of the Ramsey Marine Nature Reserve.

The area has been closed to dredging since 2009 but recent surveys found good quantities - indicating the fishery has recovered well.

Peter Duncan is the senior marine biodiversity officer - he says the two week period will allow both the fisherman a lucrative catch and more invaluable studies to take place:

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